What are the pros? Full size melons
What are the cons? Hard to tell when it's ripe
I've tried year after year to grow so many different varieties of watermelons, failing every year. Tiny, weak, puny watermelons that I baby. This one, I planted it late in the year, after the other watermelon plant of a different variety died in the same spot. I planted it, not expecting anything, and I actually forgot about it repeatedly because it's off to the side of my yard. (fortunately the irrigation is on a timer.) I came back and all the sudden, there's a HUGE watermelon there. It took very little time to form. The vine is going in every direction, with 5 LARGE watermelons growing on it. The only down side I'd say is that it's difficult to tell when it's ripe. The melons are too darn heavy to turn over and look for the yellow spot, and the yellow spot doesn't even look very noticeable against the light green rind. Fortunately, my wild guess on ripeness was right on, and this monster melon was delicious! FINALLY! I can claim success with watermelon.
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